Patent model for printers' pocket case for bodkins and tweezers

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a combined tool in which bodkin and tweezers folded into their own handle for portability; the invention was granted patent number 70261. The bodkin (a small pointed awl) and tweezers were tools with many uses in the print shop, and always ready to the printer's hand.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
manufacture, printers pocket case
date made
ca 1867
patent date
1867-10-29
maker
Quail, William
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 cm x 1 cm x 1 cm; 2 3/4 in x 3/8 in x 3/8 in
ID Number
GA*89797.070261
patent number
070261
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.070261
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

2/22/2014 10:30:16 PM
CLEMENT ROCCO BARANOWSKI
I own a similar object patented in 1867. It is a printers knife made by the R Hoe Company. With many years of research behind me I've yet to find another. I'd be happy to send more information or additional pictures if requested. You can see a photo and brief article at the end of this APA Journal link. http://apa-letterpress.com/APA_Journal/2010-12.pdf Regards, Rocky Baranowski Phoenix, AZ
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